To keep you safe from any cosmetic mistakes and protect your skin, 10 professionals share how they would change their habits if they were transported into their 20s.
Hey me: "Eat less candy!"
Why? Glycosylation is a process that occurs when excess glucose molecules circulate in your bloodstream and attach to collagen and elastin, resulting in premature wrinkles.
Now I ... “I eat a lot of sweet fresh fruits like strawberries, melons, cherries, peaches, nectarines, blueberries and apricots. Fruits are high in natural sugars, as well as fiber and antioxidants. I still allow myself my favorite treats - ice cream or cookies, but in moderation. ”
- Debra Jaliman, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and author of Skin Rules.
Hey me: "Don't pop the pimples!"
Why? the contents of the pimple penetrate even deeper into the skin, causing more inflammation and scarring.
Now I ... “Apply retinol or benzoyl peroxide to the pimple. And if possible, just leave him alone (but it's hard to do). ”
- Sandy Johnson, M.D. from Johnson Dermatology in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Hey me: “Put sunscreen on your hands and face every day!”
Why? SPF is very important for the face. This is of great importance for the prevention of photoaging: expression lines, wrinkles and age spots. There is now no doubt that early protection will pay off later in the form of prevention of aging and skin cancer.
Now I ... “I use sunscreen daily on my face, arms, forearms and upper chest to prevent further damage from the sun. It's easy to do now with a variety of lightweight, non-greasy and widely available sunscreens.
- Susan Swetter, M.D., Dermatologist and Director of Pigmented Lesion & amp; Melanoma Program at Stanford University Medical Center.
Hey, me: "Realize how much you love fish"
Why? These sea creatures are simply soaked in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids that prevent cell damage and moisturize the skin.
Now I ... I regularly take omega-3 fatty acid supplements and eat salmon and walnuts (also a good source).
- Carolyn Jacob, M.D., F.A.A.D., Dermatologist and Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology
Hey me: “It's okay to apply foundation!”
Why? The make-up base is a moisturizer with a toning pigment, thus providing protection from harmful factors. (Well-hydrated skin is a stronger barrier against sun and wind.) And, if the moisturizer contains SPF, then this is an added bonus, since it doubles the protection.
Now I ... Every day I use a foundation that evens out my skin tone and protects my wrinkles from forming new ones. But now it’s not enough to look good; why didn't I do it when I was young?
- Fayne Frey, M.D., dermatologist based in West Nyack, New York, and founder of FryFace
Hey me: "Don't use too much makeup!"
Why? You don't need to spend a lot of money on tons of cosmetics. Using too much makeup can worsen acne breakouts and allergic reactions.
Now I ... Find one or more items for washing and sun protection that are good for your skin and use them.
- Kristen M. Kelly, M.D., Professor of Dermatology Surgery, University of California Irvine
Hey me: "There is no such thing as a 'basic' tan!"
Why: Scientists have proven that all UV rays cause damage to cells and DNA, so you are not doing yourself any favors trying to get a “base” tan before your vacation. A good tan doesn't really exist.
Now I ... Apply SPF 30 or higher every day.
- Paradi Mirmirani, M.D., F.A.A.D., Kaiser Permanente dermatologist
Read about the problem of skin photoaging and photoaging correction in the section photorejuvenation.
Hey, me: "Take it easy with eyebrow plucking!"
Why? Hair takes longer to regain its original shape, so you won't be able to regain your thick eyebrows if you overdo it with plucking.Now I ... I use the services of professionals to shape my eyebrows. The results are worth it.
- Tina S. Alster, M.D., Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and Center Dermatology at Georgetown University Hospital
Hey me: "Keep to the Mediterranean diet!"
Why? You were born with telomeres of a specific size that protect the ends of your chromosomes, like plastic tips on a lace. As we get older, our telomeres shorten until they disappear completely. When telomeres die, your skin begins to age. We know that the Mediterranean diet slows down these processes.
Now I ... Eat less meat, more plant foods, plus a lot of olive oil, avocados, nuts and fruits.
- Janellen Smith, M.D., Professor of Dermatology, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Hey me: "Stop scrubbing your face!"
Why? The main cause of acne is not related to skin impurities (including dead skin cells). Excessive scrubbing can worsen acne and acne.
- DianeBerson, M.D., F.A.A.D., Professor of Dermatology Weill Medical College of Cornell University